Nira Gupta-Casale


Associate Professor
Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook
M.A., M. Phil., Delhi University, India

Office: CAS 323
Phone: 908-737-0389

Faculty Adviser – Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honors Society, Kean Chapter
Faculty Coordinator – Annual Poetry Elocution Contest for High School Students, NJ

Research Interests: Gender and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial and Literary Theory, National and Transnational Identities, Cosmopolitanism, Indian Cinema, Travel Writing, South Asian Literature

2008 – Quality First Initiative Grant for Poetry Elocution Contest, English Department, Kean University
2005 – Quality First Initiative Grant for Women's Studies Program, Kean University
2000 – Career Development Grant, Kean University
1998 – UFRI Research Award, Kean University
1996 – Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term Research Fellowship
1994 – NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1990 – Distinction: Special Field Oral Examination, SUNY Stony Brook

Recent Publications
Working towards a manuscript on "British Women Travelers to India in the Eighteenth Century." Have written review articles on gender-related studies.

Intrepid Traveler, "She Merchant" or Colonialist Historiographer: Reading Eliza Fay’s Original Letters in New Readings in British Literature, ed. Shafquat Towheed, Ibidem Press, 2007.

"Race, Class and Gender - Textualized," Introduction to Fifteenth Annual Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Feminist/Multicultural Scholarship: Award –Winning Submissions 2003-2004, Mia Anderson, ed. The New Jersey Project, May 2004.

"Bearing Witness: Rape, Female Resistance, Male Authority and the Problems of Gender Representation in Popular Indian Cinema," Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Winter 2000.

Courses Taught

  • The Romantic Imagination - Interdisciplinary Course in the MALS Graduate Program
  • Women, Power and Culture - History Course in the MALS Graduate Program
  • Special Topics in Women's Literature: Women and Resistance
  • Aspects of the Novel
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Eighteenth Century British Literature
  • British Women Writers
  • Survey of British Literature - Part I and II
  • World Literature
  • Writing About Literature
  • The City in Literature and Film
  • Postcolonial Theory and Literature
  • The Eighteenth Century Novel: From Henry Fielding to Jane Austen
  • Nineteenth Century British Novelists: Bronte, Eliot and Dickens

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